Courses & Units

Psychology of Language PSY331

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

Language is what makes us human. It influences our thoughts and affects our lives in even more ways that we might expect. In this advanced unit, students are introduced to the most important and strongly debated issues in the psychology of language. Lecture topics include the distinctive features of human language as a system of communication, language structure, acquisition and development, the understanding and production of speech (and what happens when these processes go wrong), the development of reading and spelling, and how the social and cultural environment can influence how language is used.

Summary

Unit name Psychology of Language
Unit code PSY331
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Associate Professor Nenagh Kemp
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse and interpret major concepts, theories, and research evidence related to the structure, acquisition, and use of language across cultural settings.
  • Apply knowledge of language theory and behaviour to code and interpret people‚Äôs use of spoken and written language.
  • Interpret the informational needs of diverse audiences and communicate theoretical and technical concepts using formats tailored for specific, practical problems
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090701 $1,828.00 $858.00 $1,002.00 $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KHA201 or PSY211

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KHA331

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lecture: 2 hours  weekly

Practical: 2 hours weekly

AssessmentWritten examination (50%)|Online assignment (10%)|Assignment (15%)|Research report (25%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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